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and also logan airport is shut down as the nor'easter is expected to dump record amounts of snow. here is lindsey. she has the latest. >> drivers slipping and sliding on treacherous roads. >> the weather beat us to the punch so yeah i borrowed a friend's truck. >> on the new york islanders land's express way hundreds of cars got stuck with hundreds of drivers spending the night on the road. even 18 wheels weren't enough to conquer the conditions. >> we need a plow. >> nearly three feet of snow is falling in some places and it's still coming down. winds traveling at up to 83 miles an hour whipping up ocean waters and causing flooding from massachusetts to maine. >> if you lose power, and we are experiencing a lot of wind at that time, you should plan on your power being out for some period of time. >> and this morning over 600,000
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people waking up without power. >> make sure you have basic food supplies, medications at home. and prepare for the possibility of being shut in and at home for the next 24 or 48 hours. >> many residents say they are as prepared as they can be. >> yeah, the electrical is out and now we have some food. >> armies of snowplows and salt trucks are clearing the snow, sometimes with the roads even getting the better of them. >> the roads are so bad right now that i would honestly rather walk than drive. >> here in new york city and across the state, most of the snow has already fallen. in manhattan then is less than a foot but in massachusetts, rhode island and maine they are still expecting up to another six inches. abc news, new york. >> this morning sfo officials are still assessing how many flights will be affected today, but united has cancelled all
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flights to now warning, new jersey through midday. american airlines has cancelled all of today's flights bound for jfk in new york. all major airports in new york and boston are closed with dozens of other flights to east coast cities delayed. tonight there are some nonstops to new york that could be affected. yesterday northeast storm forced more than 4700 flight cancellations, including 83 flights out of sfo. the grapevine on interstate 5 to southern california is open again this morning after being closed last night due to snow. last night drivers were escorted through in both directions. the length between los angeles and bakersfield completely reopened around 1:30 this morning. if it hadn't been a setup of bank of america branch in oakland, it might be a pile of rubble now. a san jose man plotted to blow
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up the bank with a truck bomb. but as it is reported, an undercover operation foiled the potential deadly plot. >> the plan was to bomb this bank of america in oakland. it went like clock work right up until he set off the bomb with a cell phone. that's what when the fbi swooped in and arrested him. this ups driver saw the action. >> at 2:00 in the morning when i came by biand the fbi agents were all around here. >> in reality an undercover fbi agent kept close tabs on him as posing as a taliban operative. as part of his plan he first wanted to ban the san francisco federal reserve. then he decided that was too secure so he chose the open bank of america site. according to the fbi, five gallon buckets like this one filled with chemicals would have been the basic pieces of the bomb. agents say he also purchased cell phones and other items to be used in a triggering device.
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the plan was to drive the bomb with its components packed aboard an s.u.v. and detonate it in a spot to bring down the entire bank of america building. it's a plot the customers were clearly shocked to here about. >> wow. seriously? >> the fbi said the man tried making contact with a taliban operative shortly after getting out of jail on an illegal firearms charge. he was arrested at his father's san jose home. according to court documents he lived in an rv that he often parked on the front driveway. his father would not let him into the home alone in order to safeguard his younger children because of his son's history of drug use and mental health issues n april, 2011, he was arrested when police respond today a disturbance here. that's when police found he had an ak-47 and a high capacity clip which is illegal in california. neighbors were surprised. >> a terrorists down the street from your house?
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anybody could live next door. it happens, i guess. but it's really scary. >> we made several attempts to contact his father and other family members. unfortunately those attempts have been unsuccessful. in san jose, abc7 news. and we are learning more about matthew. his father said he served in the marine corps before being discharged for an undisclosed reason. he became an expert in weapons assembly and started a company. he reported to islam sometime before moving back to the bay area. if convicted, he face as maximum sentence of life in prison. hundreds of people came october in fairfield last night to remember a 13-year-old girl who was murdered a week ago. this morning 32-year-old anthony jones is in jail on suspicion of murder, kidnapping, rape and lewd or lascivious acts on a child. he lived blocks from where the
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victim, genelle conway-allen, was last seen alive. we have more. ♪ i once was lost and now am >> hours after her -- the arrest of her killer, 300 people or more gathered here for a vigil. >> she was my best friend. >> police arrested 32-year-old anthony lamar jones for murder, kidnapping and rape of a child. >> jones was identified as a suspect early on in this case. since that time he has been under 24 hour surveillance. >> police coward his two-story home in this fairfield neighborhood. they also searched the barbershop he opened in fairfield last year. genelle was last seen a week ago. she left her foster parent's home for school. her body was found the next day. >> i have actually been out of her life about a year or so.
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>> her father, josh allen, said he and genelle's mother had trouble with drugs and lost custody of genelle last year. but in spite of their obstacles, he said she kept a smile on her face. >> a great kid, a great child. very loving, affectionate. i love her with all my heart. >> i also spoke to the accused killer's mother who said she has been following this story and praying for genelle's family, only to be devastated to find out that the prime suspect is her son. reporting in fairfield, i'm allen wong, abc7 news. >>. we continue to follow developing news. the search of the former police officer accused of killing three people in southern california. that search resumes at 7:00 a.m. this picture was taken january 28th by a security hotel at a hotel in orange county. it's the most recent photo of the man that we know of. here's the latest on the search.
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>> big bear valley, an ex-cop and accused killer, and it's t. they began scouring big bear thursday when his smoldering truck and tracks were found there. >> those tracks are not related to dorner. >> there was also report of a door kick in the -- in in the 7 oaks area. they checked that out. it's old damage. >> air support had to be called off because of the storm. police used snow machines to check more than 200 cabins. they will patrol the area overnight. twelve more teams than usual. all-out hunt will resume in the morning. >> if the possibility exists that he is here somewhere in the forest so we are going to keep looking until we determine that he is -- he's not here. >> in orange county a search warrant was served at the home of his mother. police seized ten paper grocery bags of evidence. >> the mother ands is center
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were here and they allowed us in and they are cooperating with the investigation. >> the man is a former navy reservist and is suspected of killing a former l.a. police officer and others as a revenge for his dismissal from the lapd. he claims he was unjustly fired for exposing abuse within the fire. he claims to have a 50 caliber rifle capable of slicing through police body armor. his ex-girlfriend is worried he may be the next target. >> i don't see a peaceful ending in the situation just because he's committed so many heinous acts at this point. >> the search resumes at 7:00 a.m. police are being extremely cautious and authority re, even checking some undeveloped land be longing to his mother 35 miles west of big bear lake. there was no sign dorner had
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ever been there. >> stay tuned for continuing coverage of the l.a. police hunt. we will update you. happening now this morning, giants fans are already lined up for the team's annual fan fest at at&t park. the world series champions will sign autographs for fans. people can also get a peak at some off-limits places inside the ballpark like the giants' clubhouse and fans can take pictures for the 2012 and 2010 world series trophies, as well as the america's cup trophy over at pier48. fan fest is from ten to three. admission is three. giants spring training starts on tuesday in arizona. abc7 news reporter kira klapper will have a live report from the ballpark in the next half-hour. coming up, the widow are former penn state head coach joe paterno is sending her husband what she has written to his former football player.
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and david louie looks into an intriguing area to merge the bay area into one giant city state. and a man who flipped off a judge during a court appearance and what happened when she s
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>> the widow of former football coach joe paterno said her husband was a man who never twisted the truth. it was in a letter she sent to the football players yesterday. joe paterno was fired in 2011 in connection with the child sexual
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abuse scandal involving then assistant coach gerald sandusky. tomorrow the family will release their response to the investigation that accused joe paterno of covering up allegations against sandusky. katie couric will have an exclusive interview with sue paterno on monday. this morning a florida teenager is out of jail after she made a tearful apology to the judge she insulted. >> are you serious? >> i am serious. audios. [bleep]. >> come back again. come back again. >> the antics of the 18-year-old monday went viral online and resulted in the judge doubling her $5,000 bail on a drug possession charge and giving her 30 days in jail for contempt. yesterday the woman was back in a miami-dade courtroom and much more humble in front of the same
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judge. >> my behaver was very irrational, and i apologize not only to the court and you, but to my family. >> the judge dropped the contempt charge and released her from jail. the woman's lawyer said she'll complete a court-ordered drug treatment program to address her charges of possessing xanax. new this morning san francisco mayor ed lee plans to kickoff the chinese new year's celebration at a ceremony at 1:00 at the hilton hotel. year of the snake will be welcomed in at 4:00 with a celebration at westfield san francisco center. storytellers from the aggies art museum will also be at the mall telling family friendly myths and folktales from chinese legends. the year of the snake was welcomed with a heavenly worshipping ceremony and dance. it will mark the beginning of a
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new lunar calendar cycle tonight when the dragon makes room for the snake. always such beautiful and interesting ceremonies. i love it. >> nice and sunny out there so it should be perfect. great afternoon for fan fest and anything you have planned over the weekend. temperatures on the cool side. as we head outside this is the emeryville camera where temperatures are staying up due to a little wind in some parts of the bay. the coolest numbers are in the east bay valleys. we will talk about the freezing temperatures and our extended dry period. that's coming up. >> thank you, lisa. also next, the start of spring training just a few days away but the giants are already sport ago new look. let's call it the tim lincecum let's call it the tim lincecum
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tonight you gotta get your cash back, on new slacks. use freedom on lunch with jack. everybody get! everybody get! get your cash back. chase freedom. >> welcome back. 5:20. lisa is here with a look at the forecast, which is nice. looks good. >> temperatures may be a little cool but where they should be for this time of year. we are slipping into the rainfall and snow department as the drying trend continues with strong high pressure in control. here's the roof camera. you will notice things are pretty quiet but we have winds in the upper elevations. 20 to 30 mile-an-hour winds. that is allowing for the numbers to stay up in parts of the north bay. 7:06 is the official sunrise. but in our east bay with very
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little wind it's pretty chilly out there. live doppler 7hd this morning showing we are clear. see the sweep on top of mount saint helena. that's our radar. around the monterey bay conditions are nice and clear. no fog to speak of. 6 miles visibility along the coast. really considerably warmer than we are in the east bay. look at concord at 33. 35 in livermore. usually we are much, much cooler here. with the end, we are looking at the numbers staying up. 46 san francisco, 38 redwood city. but it's cold in san jose at 35. later on today monterey look gorgeous for the third round of the pebble beach program. 39 right now. 33 in watsonville. just 30 in gilroy. so mostly clear and cool this morning in spots. in fact near freezing in some spots. sunny and dry over the weekend. looks like the mild weather pattern, it's going to last right into next week. we are getting close to president's day where we
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certainly could use some new snow. but we are looking at the system sinking to the south and east of us. this is what brought our rain on thursday, into thursday night. now we have the big ridge of high pressure once again, allowing for a cool and drying trend. so we have the flow below, the counter clockwise flow and the clock rice flow around the high allowing for the atmosphere to certainly stay dry and the jet stream to stay well to the north of us. that allows for the dry pattern all through next week. not expecting anything in terms of precip. certainly a different story along the east coast with the current blizzard going on. but back home we have numbers in the teens in the sierra nevada right now. this afternoon 33 in lake tahoe with mid-50s big sur, upper 50s for los angeles and a cool 60 for palm springs. we will continue to increase the numbers just a couple of degrees day-by-day so that will bring much milder conditions in the week ahead. in fact we are looking well
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ahead of normal by wednesday and thursday. today around the bay look for mid-50s for fan fest. san francisco 56. 60 in oakland. 57 in palo alto with mid-50s around vallejo. down by the monterey bay, gorgeous afternoon. mid-50s here. some of the cooler numbers at our coast but still plenty of sunshine. 57 in hollister. as we look ahead you will notice that not only do we stay dry and cool, but we are looking at temperatures slowly coming up day-to-day. in fact, wednesday and thursday valentine's day. mid-60s should be one of the warmer days around the bay. we have that high tide, the king tides with 6.7 feet today at 10:20. so maybe a little localized flooding with that. and the sharks are playing at 1:00. you know, looks like another great weekend if you like it dry but we certainly can use some rain. >> right, until the parking garage floods here.
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>> that's always next. >> in sports, the east san jose sharks will try to snap a three-game losing streak against the phoenix coyotes at hb pavilion. puck drops 1:00. and the giants are getting ready for spring training to start on tuesday in arizona. here's larry beil with more on this morning's sports. >> good morning. when the biblical character sampson had his haircut he lost his power. tim lincecum is hoping for the opposite results. he has ditched the long location. we heard the phrase from the freak to geek. after a rough 2012 he's hoping to return to cy young form, although he looks like he might work in your it department. >> sometimes it's hard to accept the things you don't want to. last year was tough but i got through it and the team helped me get there. this year, like i said, i am trying to take a flesh plate to it and approach this year as if
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i'm another guy on the team, just trying to do my job. >> giants holding fan fest today at at&t park. the warriors anything mr. there in memphis last night but the grizzlies 8 straight wins over golden state. lookout joey. he nails him in the head. 32 points. scoop to the hoop. allowed the ice man george gervin. they can't stop marcus gazelle. the late jumper in the fourth, goes for 20 points, 11 boards and they hand the warriors their third straight loss 99-93. heat and clipper being the ball goes into the crowd and lebron is asking for it. the fan is wearing a lebron jersey, tosses it back, and he tosses it back and said come on, let's have some catch. you are wearing the same unias me. how fun is that.
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and miami crushes the clips 111 live 89. >> jim harbaugh is having fun at pebble beach. they lead the pro-am by 1 stroke at 18-under par. bill murray fooling around. he takes the whole batch of cookies. murray, the crown prince of golf. he can play. he and his partner tied for 98. 6 under. phil mickelson won the event last year. he needs more like this if he wants to contend. shot of 71. 2-under. six back. and hunter mahan, impossible drive. in the bunker behind a tree and this is why he's a pro. he ended up 69, one back of the leader ted potter junior and snedeker, who are 8-under par. and finally, check out the announcer. he takes a puck in the face. he's a bloody mess. being attend to and continues reporting. one thing you can say about him,
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he is no fragile flower. mike shumann will be here with your round three highlights at five, six, nine and eleven. have a great weekend, everybody. i'm larry beil. >> coming up next, san francisco's new campaign to keep streets litter-free and why the city is getting the giants involved in that sweep. we will tell you which we will tell you which neighborhood will be cleaner [ male announcer ] with citibank it's easy for jay to deposit checks from anywhere. [ wind howling ] easier than actually going to the bank. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. fiber one. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? um... try the number one! yeah, this is pretty good. male announcer ] over a third of a day's fiber. fiber one. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate.
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welcome back, everyone. it's 5:30 and it is a great morning to be a giants fan. fan fest is today. the real diehards are already in line at at&t park ensuring they get first dibbs on meeting the players. kira klapper is live at that long line. kira, it's a line that did not just form this morning. >> no, it did not, katie. some of these people got here last night. take take a look at this line. i can't even count how many hundreds of people are already here so early this morning. the very first person in line got here at 6:00 last night right after work. they say they learned from last year and came even earlier this year remember we have some video from last year's fan fest. of course, people here this year are here to see the defending world series champion san francisco giants. they will sign autographs for
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fans, people can get sneak peaks at some off limit places like the giants' clubhouse. i spoke with the third guy in line. he got here at 7:00 last night. he said he's been waiting for this day for four and a half very long months. >> just being here, just being at the ballpark is just so exciting for me because i was here for the last game, the last game of the regular season, and it was kind of like saying good-bye to an old friend. >> this year there was a trophy pavilion at pier 38. fan fest is from ten to three. admission is free. free parking in lot a but they suggest to take public transportation. these people obviously didn't need to worry about parking because they got here so early this morning. if you want to come down, chances are you should come soon because look at this. lots of people here already. lots of really dedicated giants fans.
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reporting live in san francisco, kira klapper abc7 news. >> you can flash your press pass and maybe go right to the front of the line and bypass the whole line. >> hopefully the people in front of the line will remember me at 10:00 when the gates open. >> thanks. good strategy. >> speaking of the giants, of course, they swept their way to the world series title and now the mayor hopes to use that team spirit to get residents to sweep away garbage. in what amounted to a huge pep rally, that included lincoln high school cheerleaders, the mayor unveiled an anti-litter campaign called the giant sweep. last year they picked up almost 23,000 tons ever stuff illegal level dumped on the street. goal is to get all city residents to pitch in. >> it's easy to look away when someone throws something away. it's easy to look away. but i've been in a lot of cities and i played baseball all over the countries.
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san francisco is one of the most beautiful places i have ever been in my life. >> the city will hold several neighborhood cleanup events. the first is scheduled for today in the sunset district. new this morning for a couple hundred bucks you can add your name or a message to the new 49er stadium by purchasing a commemorative brick. our media partner, the san jose mercury news, say the bricks will go on sale on march 1st. depending on the size or length of the message on the brick they will sell for 175, 325 or $375 a piece. the year-long sale campaign is expected to raise between $2.5 million and $3 million. it will be installed in time for the stadium's 2014 opening. it will also come with a replica you can keep. new this morning, president obama is urging lawmakers to pass a short term package of spending cuts and tax revenue to head off across-the-board cuts set to kick in on march 1st. in his weekly address he said
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proposed stop-gap action would avoid the so-called sequester that would trigger huge automatic spending cuts. he's asking congress for a smaller set of spending cuts and tax changes as they get a better plan. >> they don't think it's good idea to put thousands of jobs arteriesing and do unnecessary harm to the economy. yet the current plan puts the cuts mainly on seniors and middle class families. they would rather and more from the vast majority of americans and put the economy at risk than close a single tax loophole that benefits the well think. >>? the republican address, a senator from alaska said the u.s. must ramp up domestic energy production, including the keystone xl pipeline. as the bay area struggles with tighter budgets, a plan is being pitched to erase the boundaries that separates cities
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and counties and consolidate services. david louie explains what is behind such a sweeping proposal. >> there are 101 city necessary the nine bay area counties. it's sometimes difficult to tell when you cross a border unless you see the city limit signs. paul challenged business and civic leaders to think about dissolve the lines as the opportunity arises. >> what you have to do is catch a moment when the politician or a leader is retiring and say maybe it's time to combine our city management positions or our fire departments. >> he's a tech future rift. he spoke at the state of the valley conference suggestth bay area should think of itself as a city-state. a single entity that works cooperatively to save money and improve services. some have already recognized the benefit of consolidation. the police, fire and emts are combined and they also serve residents of monte sereno.
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>> they have lots of small fire departments. l.a. county costs less per citizen and they have a fleet of nine fire helicopters. the bay area has no fire helicopters at all. the president of the san jose silicon valley chamber of commerce embraces the city-state concept. >> we really do, as a region, as a bay area region, need to figure out how we cooperate, how we consolidate operations from a public sector to really give our taxpayers more bang for the buck. >> however, elected officials and residents urge caution over accountability and control. >> as we grow, we look at how we can regionize services but maintain it between voters and policymakers. >> some decision are more conservative, some are more liberal. i think it makes the world a better lays when you have different opinions. >> the idea of creating a bay area city-state is bold, maybe even daunting but that was
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probably said also back in the '60s when they were starting to create and think about bart. the idea is certainly going to be creating a lot of controversy and debate. in san jose, david louie, abc7 news. >> coming up next, a chapter out of with the bay area's rich rock n roll history. a battle of the band competition entering his 50th year and some of the musicians who have come out of it. and take a look outside. this is a look from the east bay hills. it is a cool and dry morning, clear. find out if that going to change. lisa arg
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>> it's said to thed world's longest running rock band competition. tonight they will gather in front of screaming fans for the battle of the bands in hayward. abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom shows us how it has endured for half a century. >> these youngsters are eighth graders from san francisco! >> twelve minutes is all you get to impress the crowd and win the battle of the bands. >> when you are talking changes and hats and tambor reasons. >> steve and rob are competing
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in the tribute band fleetwood mask. >> they know judging will be tough. >> you guys get graded on the costumes? >> yes. they are very particular. the pennant that i have on is a duplicate of what stevie wore on stage. >> if they don't do it in 12 minutes, the curtain goes down. >> in 1964 it was the teenage battle of the bands. >> and the best band that wins is going to play at a dance, a local dance. that's how it started? >> the 70s the hayward park district opened it up to all ages n the '90s they added prizes. >> they get studio time, they get merchandise and sometimes with the studio time they get a record label. >> for those lucky enough to compete, this is hallow ground. a place where bands have gotten their big breaks and where rock stars have launched their
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careers. >> this was the battle of the bands in the bay area. >> in 1974 he won the battle with his band yesterday and today. now they play to sold-out stadiums when they are in germany. >> made it sort of like a thing. if you want to make it big, man, you have to win the battle of the bands. and make a big like wyatt t did. >> you may have never heard of the agent of misfortune but they basist went on to play with the other bands. >> some seem to prosper later. >> this year they are back as a special guest to show their support. >> i hope it keeps going and going. we need things like this for musicians. >> in hayward, jonathan bloom, abc7 news. >> 5 woo 43. look ahead at the forecast, not especially warm outside. >> no. we do have some wind that is having temperatures stay newspaper parts of the bay but the lack of wind is keeping it
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little cool in the east bay valleys. here's a look outside from emeryville. it's clear every w we will talk about the slowly warming temperatures and whether or not we will see rain. this is february. come on! >> thanks, lisa. also ahead, 7 on your side's michael finney explain
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forecast for the rest of the bay area coming up in a little bit. for valentine's day, if you plan to send flowers through a local florist for the occasion, we have a warning. some companies who appear to be local are actually out of the area, even out of the state. here's michael finney with a 7 on your side investigation. when you have flowers delivered on valentine's day, how do you pick a floorist? many go online and look for one located in the town where they want to send the flowers. here's a listing for palo alto. it shows a nice woman in one photograph, a nice flower shop in another. very palo alto, or is it? dig deeper into the website and you will find this. palo alto is based in los angeles. >> there's a lot of activity on the internet, there's a lot of activity in the print media where folks are trying to take the lure or the attraction that
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local florists have. >> bob, he's sick and tired of this type of thing. he got a new law passed. >> what the law says is that if you are going to use these local names, then have the local address there. >> if you don't, the assemblyman says you can be sued. working on the legislation with the assemblyman is dirk of fremont flowers and gifts. >> we want to make sure nobody is deceiving the consumer into thinking they are dealing with somebody locally when they are not. >> dirk believes he's lost as much as 20% of his business to this type of marketing by a out-of-area companies. >> this practice has led to nor florists going out of business, floor brick and mortor floor efforts. >> he pointed me to this fremont
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florists. here's fremont florists and gifts. it has a map, i guess a location, and then i check it out for myself. it's an apartment complex. no florist here. we check another listing, fremont florist in the directory. again, no address. but there is a map. although the location doesn't look promising. restricted area, keep out. this is not the kind of sign you normally find at a local florist. we called both listings and received the same recorded announcement for florists. back on the internet we find oakland's one stop flower shop. san francisco's one-stop flower shop, and san jose's one-sop flower shop. three sites with different telephone numbers all linking back to this address in
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vancouver, washington. i made multiple contacts at the sites mentioned in my report. nonrespond today my request for information. law just went into effect on january 1st. i'll keep track of it and let you know if it makes a difference. i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. >> all right. 5:49. let's talk about the weather. what is going on in this february? >> i know. i tell you, we are getting below 90% rainfall in some areas and below 80% for our snowpack. yeah, if you like it dry and sunny, yeah, more of that continues. we are getting close to getting a little worried about it. >> seems like just the other day it was pouring rain, the ski resorts were filled. >> you know what? we picked up 7 inches in the mountains. they they were really happy about that. and the winter storm advisory, winner weather advisory over in the sierra nevada. today we are talking about the big blizzard in the northeast. we will show you that in a moment. right now you see the roof
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camera. ten hours and thirty-six minutes of late today. live doppler 7hd this morning, very quiet. we are looking at very little in the way of cloud cover. it's the winds that were keeping the temperatures up in the north bay valleys but it's almost near freezing in parts of the east bay. we will definitely keep an eye on that. otherwise still nice and chilly in san jose with numbers anywhere from 7 to 8 degrees below where you were yesterday. this is a winner storm nemo is what they call it. a historic blizzard. over 38 inches in connecticut so far. boston 21 inches. and new york city 11.4 inches with the windchill anywhere from 5 above to 5 below. so they are continuing to see the snow. and this is winding down in boston, and by this evening we will look at things really settling down. so it's just a mess out there. much of the northeast. and back home we are dry. >> in fact, breezy in our higher
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elevations. 39 in napa with 43 in novato. san francisco 46 for you. here are the numbers from fremont to san jose. look at concord at 33. 35 in livermore. and watsonville just at 33 this morning. good morning, gilroy. 30 for you. we are starting out pretty cold. we are looking at those winds keeping the temperatures up elsewhere this morning. 20 to 30 mile-an-hour gusts around mt. diablo this morning. sunny and dry this weekend. mild pattern into next week with a degree or two of warming each and every day. so we are in between systems with an area of low pressure pulling away to the south and east of us and to the north and west it's high pressure. and the flow between that creating the cold and dry air mass. this continues to build. as it does, it will allow for numbers to warm up right on through the middle of the week. in fact, our warmest numbers coming into play wednesday and thursday. but this morning just in the teens in the mountains. 33 later on in the northern sierra. 42, the snow is over in the central sierra.
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yosemite looking at a pretty nice day with some fresh powder there. 58 in los angeles with mid-50s at the coast. down around monterey bay more sunshine. back home mid-50s san francisco for fan fest, 58 in san jose. sharks playing, of course, indoors. 1:00 is the game. 57 watsonville and mid-50s here. looking really nice out there but a little cooler perhaps. we will warm that up. we are looking at numbers coming up a couple degrees not until monday. clear and cold again tonight. tuesday low to mid-60s and by wednesday, look at that, mid-60s around the bay. we could see 70s around monterey bay for valentine's day. a few high clouds by next week. so we are still waiting for that rain. >> yeah. all right. thanks, lisa. well, if you need inspiration for your weight loss or fitness goals, here it is. ali is the first woman to win the biggest loser after dropping 112 pounds. now she's a best selling author and motivational speaker and she's training for her first
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ironman competition. it's a two and a half mile swim, 112-mile bike ride followed by a full marathon. >> i believe that we can do absolutely anything that we want to do. we absolutely can. if you have a plan and you train and you stay committed. it's just literally one choice at a time, one step at a time. >> you can see if ali makes it by tuning in to live big with ali vincent. the ironman episode airs tonight on the live well network at 5:30. as digital channel 7.2 and channels 195 and 715 on comcast. coming up next, a celestial concert. the first duet performed on
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a new song has been released and its unlike any other ever produced. ♪ ♪ look out my window ♪ there goes home >> sounds good. the song is called "in somebody singing" and the singer is bear faked leads member ed robertson on the ground and canadian astronaught chris hatfield orbiting in the international space station. it's the first duo performed simultaneously in space and on the ground. awesome. new this morning, this is one of the sweetest days of the
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year for lovers of girl scout cookies, and who isn't. it's the big cookie drop. more than 3 million boxes of girl scout cookies are distribute today northern california scouts. it will be our first look at a new box designed and the cookies go john sale starting tomorrow through march 17th. more than 30,000 girls in 19 northern california cities will be selling the treats to raise funds for their educational programs. last year a record 4.3 million boxes were sold. many of those to me. next on abc7 news at six, an fbi sting stops a plot to blow up an east bay bank. what we are learning this morning about the suspect's history. and the huge wintry mix are storm in the
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>> good at day morning, everyone. ice 6:00 a.m.
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i'm katie marzullo. we will start off with a quick first look at the weather. here's lisa argen. good morning. >> good morning. >> very little wind in our east bay valleys. it's chilliest here. warmest here downtown san francisco in the upper 40s. if you head on out we are dropping off to near freezing from concord, livermore and even along the central coast it's cold. 35 in san jose this morning. otherwise it's clear and a little milder in the north bay. this afternoon numbers will run a also bit cool but very pleasant. plenty of sunshine. 56 to about 60 in oakland and santa rosa. and the evening hours. numbers will drop off quickly. chilly, anywhere from 50 to about 40. talking about similar conditions for the end of the weekend but we are getting into mid-february. i'll let you know if we have any rain in the forecast and have your valentine's forecast a little later. katie. >> sounds lovely. happening now, a massive

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